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PIA Endorses the Policyholder Protection Act

(4/27/2015) PIA has endorsed the Policyholder Protection Act of 2015 (S.798/H.R.1478), introduced by Senator David Vitter (R-La.) and Congressman Bill Posey (R-Fla.)... full story

NAIC Finalizes Guidance for Producers and Others on Cybersecurity

(4/27/2015) On April 16, the Cybersecurity (EX) Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners adopted the Principles for Effective Cybersecurity Insuran... full story

Is Your Replication Device Making an Extra Copy for Someone Else?

(4/27/2015) When it comes to cyber security, not enough attention is paid to securing printers, fax machines and other similar devices from cyber data thieves... full story

Agent to Agent: Why Your Small Business Should Be Using Social Media

(4/17/2015) It's a Small World After All... full story

Is It Time to Make Cyber a Part of Regular Coverage Offers?

(4/17/2015) Four out of ten small businesses are likely to experience a property or general liability claim in the next 10 years, according to an analysis of The Hartford's... full story

NAIC Releases Annual Report

(4/17/2015) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners released its 2014 Annual Report, "State-Based Insurance Regulation: Protecting the Future..." full story

P/C Rates Tick Up; Industry Adds Jobs

(4/17/2015) Commercial property and casualty insurance rates for March 2015 were flat compared to March 2014, but rates rose an average of one percent from February, accord... full story

IBM Uncovers New, Sophisticated Bank Transfer Cyber Scam

(4/09/2015) IBM has uncovered a sophisticated fraud scheme run by a well-funded Eastern European gang of cyber criminals that uses a combination of phishing, malware and ph... full story

NAIC Spring Meeting Looks at Ride-sharing and Cybersecurity

(4/09/2015) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners Spring 2015 National Meeting took place in Phoenix, Arizona from March 27 to 31... full story

U.S. Insurance Groups Frustrated With IAIS

(4/09/2015) U.S. insurers continue to express frustration with the International Association of Insurance Supervisors... full story

PIA's Keith Savino Named New Board Chairman of NetVU

(4/09/2015) The Network of Vertafore Users has announced that its new chairman of the board is Keith A. Savino, chief operating officer for Warwick Resource Group, a 150-ye... full story

Rep. Peter King Named 2015 PIA National Legislator of the Year

(4/03/2015) Rep. Peter King (R-NY) was presented with the 2015 Legislator of the Year Award by PIA National... full story

Jeffrey Neverman Named PIA National Agent of the Year

(4/03/2015) Jeffrey D. Neverman, CIC, CPIA, of Neverman Insurance Agency in Westlake, Ohio, has been named the 2015 Professional Agent of the Year by the National Associati... full story

PIA National Names Nicholas W. Ruickoldt YIP of the Year

(4/03/2015) Nicholas W. Ruickoldt of the The Russell Agency, LLC, of Southport, Connecticut, has been named the 2015 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year. full story

Sarah Sun Named 2015 PIA National CSR of the Year

(4/03/2015) Sarah Sun of Klinger & Associates in Germantown, Maryland, was named the 2015 PIA National Customer Service Representative of the Year... full story

Google Compare: The Threat Is Real

(3/31/2015) So far, reactions from agents to the announcement from Google that it is launching Google Compare have fallen into two camps: fear and confusion... full story

Another Health Insurer Is Hacked

(3/31/2015) Premera Blue Cross, a health insurer based in the Seattle suburbs, announced March 17 that it was the victim of a cyberattack, which could have exposed the pers... full story

Cyber Insurance Uptake Increased in 2014

(3/31/2015) The number of clients purchasing standalone cyber insurance for the first time rose 32 percent in 2014 from 2013, according to the latest "Benchmarking Trends: ... full story

Treasury and IRS Seek Comment on "Cadillac Tax" Rules

(3/31/2015) A tax on employer-provided, high-value health benefits packages, generally referred to as the "Cadillac Tax," is set to impose a 40 percent tax on the excess va... full story

Agent to Agent: Is Referral Marketing Dead in a Digital World?

(3/31/2015) Yogi Berra is well-known as a Hall of Fame baseball player, but he is perhaps more famously known for being one of the most quoted people in sports... full story